IT Grids Ashok Dakavaram Anticipatory Bail Plea Hearing Adjourned by Telangana HC

IT Grids CEO Ashok Dakavaram - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: The anticipatory bail petition filed by IT Grids CEO Ashok Dakavaram, the prime accused in the data theft case, came up for hearing on Wednesday in the Telangana High Court. The High Court after reviewing the petition adjourned the matter to next week.

Ashok Dakavaram and his wife and company director Srilakshmi filed the anticipatory bail petitions in the High Court on Monday, after the 14th additional sessions court in Ranga Reddy district dismissed the anticipatory bail applications of the accused on May 25.

It may be recollected that Ashok Dakavaram who is still absconding is the main accused in ''theft of voters data' through Seva Mitra, a mobile app which IT Grids had developed, and was used by the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in AP.

Based on a complaint filed by T Lokeshwar Reddy alleging that the management of IT Grids had leaked sensitive data relating to the voters of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to probe the matter.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the company got illegal access to various personal and sensitive data of individuals such as Aadhaar, electoral rolls, government schemes, and voters information related to various political parties, which could have been misused for illegal purposes.

Upon further examination by the SIT and the digital evidence seized, it was found that 7,82,21,397 records of Aadhaar data belonging to people of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were used by IT Grids India for "Seva Mitra" application of the TDP, the UIDAI said in its complaint.

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